Did you know that honey never goes bad? No really, I mean NEVER. According to an article by Nationa Geographic written in 2015, "While excavating Egypt’s famous pyramids, archaeologists have found pots of honey in an ancient tomb.
The honey, dating back approximately 3,000 years, is the world’s oldest sample – and still perfectly edible." Talk about anti bacterial! There's a reason that God's description of the promised land involved HONEY. And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. Exodus 3:17 Why Honey? Just look.... ANTIOXIDANTS "High-quality honey contains many important antioxidants. These include organic acids and phenolic compounds like flavonoids. Interestingly, two studies have shown that buckwheat honey increases the antioxidant value of your blood. Antioxidants have been linked to reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes and some types of cancer. They may also promote eye health. (Source: Healthline) LOWERS CHOLESTEROL "It reduces total and “bad” LDL cholesterol while significantly raising “good” HDL cholesterol.
For example, one study in 55 patients compared honey to table sugar and found that honey caused a 5.8% reduction in LDL and a 3.3% increase in HDL cholesterol. It also led to modest weight loss of 1.3%).( Source: Healthline)
NATURAL COUGH SUPPRESSANT "In one study, children age 2 and older with upper respiratory tract infections were given up to 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters) of honey at bedtime. The honey seemed to reduce nighttime coughing and improve sleep.
In fact, in the study, honey appeared to be as effective as a common cough suppressant ingredient, dextromethorphan, in typical over-the-counter doses." (Source: Mayo Clinic)
BOOSTS IMMUNITY & FIGHTS ALERGIES "Raw honey contains bee pollen, which is known to ward off infections, provide natural allergy relief and boost overall immunity. A 2013 study found that eating honey at a high dose (one gram per kilogram of body weight of honey daily) can improve allergy symptoms over a period of eight weeks." (Source: Dr. Axe) HELPS MANAGE BLOOD SUGAR "The combination of raw honey and cinnamon can be especially beneficial to healthy blood sugar management, as well as many other health concerns like gingivitis and acne. " (Source: Dr. Axe) HELPS HEAL WOUNDS "Honey-infused bandages are known to aid healing. Peter Charles Molan at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, has found in multiple studies that honey is a natural antibacterial with wound-healing effects. He also found that honey reacts with the body’s fluids to make hydrogen peroxide, creating an inhospitable environment for bacteria." (Source : Dr. Axe)
RECIPE FOR SNICKERDOODLE HONEY PROTEIN SHAKE 8 oz of your favorite milk Substitue ( I like Ripple Unsweetened) 1 Scoop It Works SHAKE Vanilla
1 T Almond Butter 1 1/2 t Honey
1/2 t Cinnamon
1 pinch Himalayan Pink Sea Salt 1/2 c Ice Cubes Add all to blender and ENJOY!